In the context of our geography studies, many people come together to learn, work, exchange ideas or have fun together. Whether it’s during seminars, lectures, field trips, meetings or events organised by the student council – societal power dynamics take effect in all instances where people come together and manifest themselves in transgressions, discrimination and (sexualised) violence.

As the student council, we firmly position ourselves against all kinds of discrimination. This includes racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic/inter/trans*/queerphobic, ableist and class-based discriminations.

Awareness, in this context, means that we take collective responsibility for the spaces we create and share.  In practice, we aim to counteract social structures of violence and inequality by working preventively and providing for those affected. This also involves our commitment to continuously critically reflect on our awareness efforts. Therefore, we are open to any feedback, suggestions, and improvement ideas.


This email address has been set up to ensure the confidentiality of your concerns. Your trust and openness are of utmost importance to us. We assure you that your concerns will be treated respectfully and confidentially. No information will be passed on to third parties or discussed during student council meetings without your consent.

Through this email, you can exclusively reach Lisa, Thea (they/no pronouns), and Annalia (she/her). We are particularly here to assist you with the following concerns:

  • Discrimination and experiences of violence at student council events
  • Discrimination and experiences of violence at the GIUB outside of student council events:

Lisa and Thea are part of the GIUB ‘Protection against Violence and Sexualized Harassment Working Group’, which is currently setting up a counselling service for those affected at the GIUB.

  • Financial support for student council events:

If you need financial support for participation in student council events, we are happy to find an individual solution. You can find further information about this service here.

  • feedback, suggestions, proposals for improvement or questions regarding our awareness efforts:

Your opinions and feedback are important to us. If you have feedback, suggestions, ideas for improvement or questions about our awareness work, we look forward to hearing from you.